Frans and Anna Jansen’s Martin Pescador Lodge is home to 2 distinctive lodges-Puerto Cardenas and La Junta. They offer 16 rivers and eight lakes in a trout crammed week in central Chile. Not enough? The Coastal and Lago Verde Program further broaden anglers’ fishing exposure in the picturesque Chilean environs. Attracted originally to the fishing, Martin Pescador Lodge’s many repeat guests now return as much for the love of Chile and the Lodge that Frans, Anna and their small family of staff radiate. Few lodges world-wide can compete with this fishing and environmental diversity.
Frans and his 6 guides bring new conquests in familiar rivers rich with browns, rainbows and anadromous quarry. Martin Pescador Lodge’s offers river and lake fishing from a raft or boat with occasional wade opportunities and high country Argo adventures to maximize the experience.
Anna, a chef, provides sumptuous meals, and her staff makes each lodge feel like home. Weekly guests spend 3 nights in the Yelcho riverside lodge near Puerto Cardenas. While guests fish on day 4, staff transfer gear and personal belongings to the La Junta Lodge overlooking the Rio Rosselot.
6 wt. rods w/ fighting butts and floating lines; and 7/8wt. fast-action rods with 250-400 sink tip lines in combination. Coastal Chile mandates layering systems, proven rain gear and waterproof daypack daily as weather changes often. A full pre-trip is offered upon booking.
Anglers must arrive in Puerto Montt, Chile on Friday night for the weekly package. An overnight is required for charter connections.
Chilean Fishing licenses-$50 collected by Frontiers
Martin Pescador Lodge offers a Guide Fly Program for $50 per week/person; we strongly encourage participation.
Frontiers will arrange all Puerto Monte hotels and transfers for travelers, staff are well versed in the region.
7-night Saturday-Saturday fishing program: $6,150/person
Single Room Supplements: $1,500/person-2 max per week
Lago Verde Extension, Saturday-Tuesday: $3,600/person
Costal Extension, Wednesday-Saturday: $2,700/person
Regional lodge charters/Puerto Monte arrangements are additional
Martin Pescador Lodge’s one week, two lodge departure has long been the epicenter of Chilean trout fishing for Frontiers travelers. The diverse waters, extraordinary cuisine and welcoming familiarity of the hosts and owners, Frans and Anna Jansen, have cultivated an almost cult like repeat of guests.
However, the sought after Saturday to Saturday program is not the only diamond in this trout rich region from the Jansen’s. ...